A collection of traditions received by the orthodox Mohammedans as of equal authority with the Koran.
body of Tradition; known to Muslims through the hadith
Traditions of the Islamic faith as addressed by Prophet Mohammed.
"the trodden path," custom, the practice of the Prophet Muhammad and the early community which becomes for all Muslims an authoritative example of the correct way to live a Muslim life.
Tradition of the Prophet
The "custom" of the prophet Muhammad, that is, his words, habits, acts, and gestures as remembered by the Muslims and preserved in the literary form of the hadith reports. The Sunna is second in authority only to the Quran for Muslims.
The deeds, sayings, and silent approvals of the Prophet Muhammad; this consitutes the second source of Shari'a. It is obligatory for Muslims to follow the Sunna as well as the Quran
Some action taken by the Prophet Muhammad; for instance one of the Prophet's sunnas is to fast three days each month
Recommended; performance will be rewarded but neglect is not punished (said of an action). This is nearly synonymous with "mustahabb" but carries the sense that the form has specifically been established by the Prophet Muhammad
the "way" of the Prophet; one who follows this way is called a Sunni
(Islam) the way of life prescribed as normative for Muslims on the basis of the teachings and practices of Muhammad and interpretations of the Koran
Practices attributed falsely to the prophet Muhammad; practiced by those who idolize Muhammad against his will. In Quran, God forbids all Sunnas, except His Sunna.
another source of Islamic law, which is a collection of the sayings of Muhammad, examples of his behaviour, things he approved of and things he condemned during his lifetime. The Sunnah is not a direct revelation by Allah as is the Qur'an, but as Muhammad was divinely inspired by Allah, his words and examples have the weight of divine authority. It also contains the Hadith, which is a collection of anecdotes collected together from his friends and family. Together the Hadith, Sunna and Qur'an form the basis of all shari'ah (Islamic law).
precedent and custom; the actions and practices of ALLAH's messenger. The second source of Islamic sacred knowledge called hadith. Also used for acts of category between wajib and mustahab..
the customary practice of a person or group of people. It has come to refer almost exclusively to the practice of the Messenger of Allah.
Body of customs and practices based on the Prophet Muhammad's words and deeds as found in the Quran ( q.v.) and the hadith ( q.v.), which serve as guides to proper behavior for Muslims.